Monthly Archives: November 2013

Of wooden ships and swordfish

My sea duty in the Navy was aboard a minesweeper: a class of ships designed to clear mines from harbors and shipping lanes. In a fleet of steel hulls and armor plate, minesweepers were an oddity because they were made … Continue reading

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Covering Billy Graham

The Rev. Billy Graham is back in the news: celebrating his 95th birthday and releasing a video billed as his final sermon. I met Rev. Graham in 1962, when I was a journalism student and part-time reporter for a community … Continue reading

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